Tuesday, May 02, 2006

On May Day

If Lou Dobbs sees it, no doubt the rest of middle America will see it too. Yesterday, Dobbs wrote a column decrying radical groups' seizure of the immigrant rights movement. In it, Dobbs wrote:

[I]llegal aliens and their supporters' boycott of the national economy on the First of May is clear evidence that radical elements have seized control of the movement. The Washington Post, alone among national papers, reported that ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) has become an active promoter of the national boycott.

ANSWER, of course, was founded as a front group of the World Workers Party, a communist outfit that has gone on the record supporting the late Slobodan Milosevich and regimes in garden spots like North Korea. Thus, just like during recent war protests of late, there were many red Che Guavara flags interspersed in the May Day immigrant rallies as well.

Those who are fighting for citizenship or broader rights in American society should think twice before hitching their wagons to radical marxist organizations. Elections are decided by the overwhelming majority of Americans who sit out demonstrations like yesterday's May Day spectacle, and Americans on the left, center and right are traditionally hostile towards communists.